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The High road to Taos

 

El Santuario de Chimayo, a place of annual pilgrimage (above): http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw42.HTM

Truchas Peaks

Truchas known for brotherhhood of light, penitentes, and as the site of filming Milagro Beanfield war.

While in Truchas: visit the Cardona Hine Gallery: http://www.cardonahinegallery.com

Parish church San Jose de la Gracia at Las Trampas (ca. 1780, above): http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw43.HTM

 The road to Picuris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picuris (Bison, not always in residence)                 San Lorenzo mission church

Picuris (above)

http://www.picurispueblo.net/

http://www.laplaza.org/penasco/picuris/picuris.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Francisco de Asis, (ca. 1772) Ranchos de Taos (above and below):

 http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw44.HTM

 

Taos pueblo (below): http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw47.HTM

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 Horno at Taos

 

 

 

 

San Lorenzo de Taos (right)

Deer, Winsor trail near Santa Fe

Cascade and Wildlife near Wheeler Peak

 

 

 

 

                                                        Hoary Marmot near Wheeler Peak

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Taos adobe with ristra de chiles

The Jemez and Bandelier  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bandelier National Monument, Santa Clara Pueblo, known for its pottery as well as San Ildefonso: home of Maria Martinez. In nearby Los Alamos, the Bradbury Science Museum offers much more than just "The Gadget." After passing through the Valle Grande, one turns south, passing Jemez soda springs, arriving at the ruins of seventeenth-century San Jose Giusewa Mission.

Jemez: http://www.newmexico.org/native_america/explore/jemez_mission.php

Cicuye (Pecos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PECOS: ancient gateway to the Buffalo plains and llano Estacado -- Point of departure for Coronado on his foray to Texas and Kansas

http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw50.HTM

     

 

  Other Places to Visit:

Salinas ruins: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw56.htm (Via the Turquoise trail)

Chaco Canyon: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw28.htm (Via Abique and Cuba)

 

The Ancient Route:

The Ancient Route:

Off of the beaten track -- The route near the ancient native American trade lies parallel to but south of route66 and modern I40:

The coming of the railroad cased the travel route to move to the north because of the easier grade. Route 66 and I 40 followed the railroad grade. Here is the ancient trail probably followed by Coronado (ca.1540) and certainly by Onate (1598) who he inscribed "paso por aqui" at El Morro.

Zuni http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw29.htm

Hawikuh http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw30.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Moro http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw31.htm

Acoma http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw32.htm

Laguna http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/sw33.htm

http://www.nmmonuments.org/

National Park service: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/amsw/

 

Traveling East?

The Santa Fe Trail

http://www.nps.gov/safe/

Maps:

http://www.nps.gov/PWR/customcf/apps/maps/showmap.cfm?alphacode=safe&parkname=Santa%20Fe%20National%20Historic%20Trail

http://www.nps.gov/safe/planyourvisit/upload/SAFEmap1.pdf

Traveling NW?

The Old Spanish Trail

http://www.nps.gov/olsp   Map: http://www.nps.gov/olsp/planyourvisit/upload/OLSP%20Map.pdf

 

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